Vidangadi Churna Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Vidangadi Churna is an Ayurvedic medicine in herbal powder form. It is used in treatment of intestinal worms (helminthiasis), anorexia and abdominal pain. 


Vidangadi Churna uses: 

  • It is used in treatment of intestinal worms, anorexia, abdominal colic.
  • This is prescribed for daily use for precluding obesity, and tubercular glands and diabetic carbuncles. The troubles of the obese due to over eating and lack of exercise can mostly be avoided by taking this daily.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Pitta.

Synonym: Vilangadi churnam


Vidangadi Churnam Dosage:
3 grams, once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.It is traditionally given along with butter milk or honey.

How long to take?
This medicine can be safely taken for a period of upto 2-4 months.

With western medicines
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic/modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then, after a gap of 15 – 30 minutes, take Ayurvedic medicine or as directed by the physician.

Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.

With supplements like multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.

Side Effects

Vidangadi Choorna Side Effects:
Self medication with this medicine is strictly not recommended. Take this only under strict medical supervision.
Take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as advised by doctor.
Diabetic, hypertensive patients, cardiac patients, obese people, pregnant ladies, lactating mothers and children should take this medicine strictly under medical supervision.
Over-dosage may cause constipation.
Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in a dry cool place.


Vidangadi Churnam ingredients and how to make?
10 g fine powder of
Vidanga – False black pepper (fruit) – Embelia ribes
Saindhava – Rock Salt
Yavakshara – Kshara of Barley – Hordeum vulgare
Kampillaka – Mallotus philippinensis
Haritaki – Chebulic Myrobalan (fruit rind) – Terminalia chebula

Shloka- Sanskrit Verse

विदङ्गसैन्धवक्षार कम्पिल्लकहरीतकी: ।
पिबेत् तक्रेण सम्पिष्य सर्वक्रिमिनिवृत्तये ॥

vidaṅgasaindhavakṣāra kampillakaharītakī: |
pibet takreṇa sampiṣya sarvakriminivṛttaye ||

How long can this medicine be taken? 
This can be taken for a period of 4 – 6 weeks.

Reference and Shelf Life

Reference: Chakradatta Krumi Chikista 7,  Astangahridayam.

Shelf life: Two years from the date of manufacturing. If you have opened the seal of the container, better to finish the medicine within 2 – 3 months.

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